Ivan’s Blog

PUT YOUR HAND UP!

PUT YOUR HAND UP!

I was fascinated in by school. From day 1 I enjoyed learning new things and making my teacher happy. I had a strict upbringing, and my mother was especially hard on me when it got to my personal neatness and the state of my ripped shirts. We played running-red-rovers...

TENACITY

TENACITY

Two things kind of happened at the same time; the Tour de France started on the Saturday, and another adjusted Level 4 lockdown was announced by the president on the Sunday, this time with his iPad safely in front of him. While these two events seem to share no...

A TIME TO COME AND A TIME TO GO

A TIME TO COME AND A TIME TO GO

Part of my morning routine is to watch documentaries as I brush my teeth and shave. It gets my mind working and I have expanded my general knowledge on a host of topics over the years. But today I opted for a different option, I saw a post on Instagram about Conan...

THE LOST ART OF THE BOUNDARY

THE LOST ART OF THE BOUNDARY

Like many companies all over the world, a close friend told me, they had to move their entire staff compliment to work from their private homes. With the help of clever tools, they had to conduct their weekly meetings, important discussions, employee interviews and...

TRUST

TRUST

I should actually say trust yourself. Why are we so quick to doubt ourselves? Is it somehow born into our psyche or is it hotwired into our upbringing? We often see this in the insecurity of a toddler’s eyes – that moment they realise they’ve taken one step too far...

D.O.A

D.O.A

​No, it’s not Dead On Arrival, it stands for Don’t Overuse Abbreviations! Many years ago, I worked as a time share sales consultant (yes, I know, not my proudest moment) and in the timeshare business there was no shortage of clever abbreviations, industry jargon and...

Whip it like Indy!

Whip it like Indy!

I am a sucker for Indiana Jones movies. I know we can pinpoint numerous cinematic flaws and ill-placed props, but even by today’s standards, few movies can keep us glued to our seats and hold us capture as Indy plunges into yet another near impossible situation, death...

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Tel: +27 83 419 1014
Email: ivan@pencilthis.com